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Accessibility and Inclusion in STEM: A Discussion with General Motors

Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), in partnership with General Motors, invites you to join us for a panel discussion focused on inclusion, diversity, and accessibility in STEM education and STEM careers. In today’s workforce, careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) are growing exponentially and more diversity in the field is needed to drive innovation. This discussion will inform and empower youth and young adults living with a neuromuscular disease to consider exploring STEM-based careers. Learn More

Jul 22, 2021 @ 7:00 - 8:30 pm ET
Engage Webinar: Medical Equipment and Assistive Devices for Neuromuscular Disease (Part 1)

Many in the neuromuscular community will have a need for some type of durable medical equipment and assistive devices. This webinar will review the different types of equipment and assistive devices, who prescribes equipment, and what questions you should ask your provider before obtaining equipment. The featured presenter of this webinar is physical therapist, Vicky Kern.

Jul 20, 2021 @ 3:00 PM ET
Engage LGMD Symposium

Join us for this Engage Seminar where we discuss content such a best practices in clinical care, research updates, drug development roundtable and many more topics focusing on LGMD.

Jun 5, 2021 @ 11:00 AM ET
Engage Webinar: Gene Therapy and Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Gene therapy is being studied as a potential treatment option for DMD (Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy). This webinar will explore what gene therapy is and how it works for individuals living with DMD. The landscape of DMD gene therapy research will also be discussed. The featured presenter of this webinar is neurologist at Texas Children’s Hospital, Farida Abid, MD.

May 20, 2021 @ 3:00 PM ET
Wings Over Wall Street

The Wings Over Wall Street (WOWS) Gala is the centerpiece event of MDA’s fundraising galas in support of ALS. WOWS as brought together the business, philanthropic, and business communities for 21 years, raising over 12.5 million dollars to fund critical research to Unlock the Cure for ALS. WOWS 2021 will be a virtual thought leadership event featuring experts in the ALS research arena, highlighting the promise of MDA funded ALS research towards enhanced treatments, and ultimately a cure. For more information on the program, sponsorships and donations please go to: https://one.bidpal.net/wow21/welcome

May 20, 2021
Engage ALS Symposium

Join us for this Engage Seminar where we discuss content such a best practices in clinical care, research updates, genetics and more topics focusing around ALS.

May 12, 2021 to May 13, 2021
@ 3:00 PM ET both days
MDA Facebook Live: ALS Care and Research Updates

Join this live conversation to learn about the latest in care and research updates related to ALS.

May 6, 2021 @ 3:00pm ET
Engage Webinar: Preparing for the future - Finding the best college and career for you

Selecting where to go to college and what career you may want to go into is a big decision. With more and more members of the neuromuscular disease community attending college and entering the workforce, it is important to have an idea on what questions to ask and what to think about when looking at your career. This webinar will discuss important items to be aware of and to look for when choosing a college. The webinar will also look at tips on how to select a career path. The featured presenter of this webinar is Kayla Brown, from the DO-IT Center and will feature a Q&A roundtable with members of the MDA community.

May 5, 2021 @ 3:00 PM ET
Engage Myotonic Dystrophy Symposium

Join us for this Engage Symposium where we discuss content such a best practices in clinical care, research updates, genetics, drug development panel, and much more surrounding Myotonic Dystrophy.

Apr 28, 2021 to Apr 29, 2021
@ 11:00 AM ET both days
Engage Transitions in Care from Pediatric to Adult Seminar

Join us for this Engage Seminar where we discuss content related to transitioning care from pediatric to young adult care. Including topics of self advocacy, role of the patient to become more independent, and accessing coordinating care.

Apr 10, 2021 @ 11:00 AM ET
Engage Webinar: Maintaining Breathing Function with a Neuromuscular Disease

Respiratory complications are common in neuromuscular disease (NMD). This webinar will shine a light on respiratory management for NMD. We will discuss early signs and symptoms to long term respiratory management strategies for both the pediatric and adult communities. Types of equipment for respiratory support will also be discussed. The featured presenter of this webinar is Respiratory Therapist and Manager at INTEGRIS Health, Debbie Rhodes.

Mar 30, 2021 @ 3:00 PM ET
Engage Mitochondrial Myopathy Symposium

Join us for this Engage Symposium where we discuss content such a best practices in clinical care, research updates, palliative care, genetics, exercise and much more surrounding Mitochondrial Myopathy.

Mar 6, 2021 @ 10:00 AM CT
MDA Engage: Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)

There is no cost to members of the MDA Community or clinicians to attend the event, however, registration is required.

Nov 14, 2020 @ 8:00am - 1:00pm
MDA Engage: Florida

There is no cost to members of the MDA Community or clinicians to attend the event, however, registration is required.

Nov 7, 2020 @ 8:00am - 1:00pm CDT
MDA Engage Community Education Seminar: Florida 2020

There is no cost to members of the MDA Community or clinicians to attend the event, however, registration is required.

Nov 7, 2020 @ 9:00am - 2:15pm CDT
MDA Engage: Minnesota

There is no cost to members of the MDA Community or clinicians to attend the event, however, registration is required.

Oct 24, 2020 @ 9:00am - 2:00pm CDT
MDA Engage: Mississippi

There is no cost to members of the MDA Community or clinicians to attend the event, however, registration is required.

Oct 17, 2020 @ 9:00am - 2:00pm CDT
MDA Engage: New York

There is no cost to members of the MDA Community or clinicians to attend the event, however, registration is required.

Oct 3, 2020

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